One of five storyboard artists on the film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Drummond very kindly let me share some cool storyboards that show a big change from the script. In the theatrical version of the film "Bright Eyes" the ape refuses to leave her cage and attacks a technician Robert Franklin (Tyler Labine). She freaks out, runs all over the lab and crashes into the boardroom where she is shot dead. It turns out she was protecting her newborn child.
In the storyboards provided by Drummond, it's "Lucky" that's being strapped to a lab table and escaping with "Bright Eyes" help before crashing into the boardroom where he is shot.
Here's Warren's quote:
The LUCKY scene is a bit different I believe, as I drew the Chimp in the cage as NOT being the one who escapes but another on the table.
Here's a video I made of the storyboards.
See more of Warren Drummond portfolio at WarrenDrummond.com.
What do you think of the storyboards? How do you think the film would have been different with this opening?